14 Apr Desk statue extends BCHS lesson on ‘Lone Survivor’
From the Bowling Green Daily News:
This spider doesn’t bite. Instead, it raises money.
A little desk statue with a spider as the base, fashioned by a dozen Barren County High School students, will be sold to raise scholarship money for students to attend the private Gonzaga College High School in the District of Columbia.
The students made the 6-inch-high, wooden-and-steel item to sell May 1 in the silent auction for the Erik Kristensen Foundation at Andrews Air Force Base. Jaime McMillan, an English teacher at BCHS, will accompany the item to Andrews, work as a volunteer for a golf tournament fundraiser and attend the auction.
McMillan has used the book “Lone Survivor” in his teaching for three years. It’s the story of several U.S. Navy SEAL teams that fought the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2005 under Operation Red Wings. One of those teams included Kristensen, who was aboard a MH-47 Chinook helicopter attempting to rescue four SEALs on the ground.